Copperhead 20K

Sat August 24, 2019 Hampstead, NC US 28443 Directions

20K Individual

$45 5:30PM EDT - 10:00PM EDT
58 spots left. Price increases after June 21, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT
Team Relay

20K Relay

$38 5:35PM EDT - 10:00PM EDT Price increases after June 21, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT
See What Copperhead 20K and 20K Beer Relay is All About!
12706 US-17
Hampstead, NC US 28443

Drink- Run- Repeat. Got your attention?

Then this event is for you! You and your friends will take turns running a 5K loop at the Brier Patch Hunting property just north of Poplar Grove Plantation. Before each lap is run, you have the option to drink a 12-ounce beer for a 2 minutes deduction off your lap time. Run solo, with your best friend, or on a team of 3 or 4 to complete the 20K course. Beer option only available for those 21 and older.

You will be required to hold a relay baton during your relay leg.

Age Graded Race

Not only will a beer allow a 2:00 minute time deduction, but we are also implementing age graded results.

Handicap Guide
(Women): 10% (also on top of % listed below for age)
(15 and under) 5%
(40-49) 1% per year
(50-54) 14%
(55-59) 18%
(60-64) 21%
(65-69) 26%
(70+) 30%


Race Contact Info

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Additional Fees
Brier Patch Nature Fee: $1.00
Participant Information


We will be hosting this race at Brier Patch Hunting Club just north of Poplar Grove Plantation on US 17.  Participants and spectators will get to enjoy  the natural atmosphere of Southeastern Coastal NC.
You must be 21 or older to participate in the beer portion of the race.  You do not have to drink beer to participate, beer is simply another element to the race and is optional.  

Trail shoes recommended.  The course is a very natural wooded terrain surrounded by swamp.  Footing is variable.  Runners will run a loop and then an out and back.  You should expect bugs during the race.  We have sprayed and fogged the field but not the course itself.  The race is called Copperhead due to running in the woods in August.  There is a chance that you could see a snake.  If you do, please stay away from it and alert us. There is also a walking bridge that you will have to cross.  Take caution and go slow.

Bug Spray

Long Pants 
High Socks
We recommend head wear for the run in case of any flies chasing you
Head Lamp
Tarps and Lawn Chairs 
Small Canopy Tents are allowed 
Trail Shoes
Trash Bags for your trash.  We will have receptacles and dumpsters but we do not want to have to pick up your trash

5:00pm to 7:00pm

2:00pm-4:30pm Saturday August 24th

If you are part of a team, please send only ONE individual (usually the team captain) to pick up your entire team package along with add on items.

5:30pm - 20K start
5:35pm - 20K relay start
7:50pm - Runners must be on final lap
8:30pm - Course Cutoff
8:30pm - Awards/Course Cutoff
10:00pm - End of Event

All participants will receive a Copperhead Running Socks

Top 3 individuals will receive a custom Copperhead Wood Art hand crafted by Cape Fear Torch
Top Relay Team will receive a custom Copperhead Wood Art hand crafted by Cape Fear Torch

We will be recognizing the top team by gross time and the top 3 handicapped times.


We have roughly 300 parking spaces on site.  Plug in this address to your GPS, it is literally a person's house on US-17 North.  The event field is behind the house.  There will be a DOT sign that says Event Traffic Ahead and a Police Officer at the turn in.  Please slow down ahead of the turn.  Event Staff will be on site directing you where to park, please follow their directions.

12706 US-17
Hampstead, North Carolina